WORLD WAR I
HARRY B. DOREMUS
U.S. ARMY CAPTAIN
NOTE: I was searching for veterans information at the library the other day I came across a 1948 “16 th Anniversary book about the Doremus American legion Post 55 Drum and Bugle Corps. The Doremus Drum and Bugle Corps had won 2 or 3 National titles and was always in competition for a state crown. Finances would sometimes get in the way of them competing at the national level. This was a tremendous accomplishment for a small town like Hackensack going against areas like Chicago, Saint Louis, San Francisco and New York. Keep in mind during the period between World War I and
Doremus, Harry B.
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry B. Doremus, Captain , U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun , October 27, 1918. Having been ordered to establish liaison between his company and the support unit on the right, Captain Doremus led his detail to its objective under heavy machine-gun fire. The successful completion of his work saved a most serious situation, but in the performance of his duty he was killed.
General Orders No.21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hackensack N.J.
Written by: Bob Meli Oct. 14, 2007